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Unbeknownst to the rest of the working world, magical things are happening every day in university labs across the country. The people in those labs take their work for granted until there is a major breakthrough, then they call the New York Times and investment banks. NBN tries to give you a peek at the day-to-day goings on inside those labs before the calls go out.
_The Matrix: Fallacy or The Future
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_Now let’s draw another conclusion based on our grossly subjective reading of this article: Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Contrary to what Keanu Reeves would have you believe, it ain’t all bad. Let’s face it folks a steak by any other experience is still a steak. We can attach all the romance we want to the physicality of life, but when you break it all down, that steak, and a host of other sensual experiences we can’t detail and keep NBN’s G-rating, are all electrical impulses shooting through a three-quarter-inch conduit called our spinal cord.
_ But, that’s beside the point. What this study points up, and what holds out a lot of promise, and disappointment, is individual participation in these “virtual” social networks is inevitable according to the demands of that most primitive of life forces, evolution. Yes that old doggerel “survival of the fittest” is going to force folks to flock to the internet in the next decade or two and spend more and more time there. The movie The Matrix implies all sorts of evil in getting swallowed up by this technology, and indeed, there are some very ugly scenarios that could arise in this evolution. But ultimately everything we perceive, real or virtual, is all just information and information was, is and always will be a prime driver of evolution.
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